Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Berlin Impressions

In Berlin again. Yeah!

Yesterday, Jörg and me went to the Web2.0 Expo. "A Conversation with Neil Holloway, Microsoft Europe. Interviewed by Tim O'Reilly" was incredibly boring, even by "Web2.0 Talk" standards. The key note on Creating Passionate Users (Kathy Sierra) was quite funny. Then again, I always get annoyed if a mother of teenage girls is using the term "kick ass" every two minutes and regards it (plus "wtf") even "Power Point presentable". She made a point, though, by telling us that "getting laid" (the true meaning in web2.0 conferences, if I got her right) becomes a little sketchy if the audience lacks gender diversity (provided you are not gay, that is). And since the people I saw at the web2.0 expo yesterday were by about 94.4% pale, badly shaved males in their 20s to 30s, gender diversity was something from the "in your dreams, baby" section.

If you're interested in what Kathy actually said, please see this detailed blog entry by Stephanie Booth .


In the evening, I spent nearly two hours at Cafe Meilenstein, reading newspapers and listening to singer/songwriter lovesongs. The coffee and the Earl Grey were good and soooo cheap in comparison to Duesseldorf *sigh*.


Today, I went to see an exhibition about the Silk Road at Martin Gropius Bau. It was a little dry, but quite okay.

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